Milwaukee Police are investigating a suspicious residential fire that happened around 2:00 a.m. in the 5600 block of N. 36th Street. Seven people were inside the residence when the fire occurred: a 52-year-old woman, and six children ranging in age from 1 to 11 years-of-age. Two of the occupants, a 2-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy, sustained serious injuries and are being treated at a local hospital. The other five occupants sustained minor to no injuries as a result of the fire. MPD continues to search for suspects and are joined by the Milwaukee Fire Department and the State of Wisconsin Fire Investigators in their investigation.
UPDATE (10/22/15 at 9:50 a.m.): The two-year-old girl passed away from her injuries on October 21. The fire is being treated as an arson and MPD is currently searching for a known suspect.